Many people never venture into the Industrial Area of Al Ain as it’s very busy and the parking/driving can be a little chaotic, however there is nothing to fear and everything to find – you can read my original post on the area here.
I am a big fan of Lebanese food and am often to be found at the Halaby Restaurant, just up from the big light shop (BFT) at the Al Ain Gift Market Traffic Lights. GPS N24 11.820 E55 45.780.
Given it’s location, you may be surprised how well appointed the restaurant is – comfortable chairs, clean tables with tablecloths (albeit plastic, wipe clean) and plenty of light – the ceiling lights are mini chandeliers!
Most importantly, it is spotlessly clean throughout and has a “western” loo!
The service is also pretty good – Nijad Ala and his colleagues can explain each dish in perfect english and can suggest some to try, if you are unfamiliar with Lebanese cuisine.
I love their lentil soup, followed by a bowl of muttable and arabic bread to dip – a bargain at 14aed. They also do a great mixed grill which at 30aed is a cheap meal if you are very hungry; this dish also comes in a 1kg super size too and is enough for 3-4 adults. The Halaby offer a takeaway service too, delivering all over Al Ain (and beyond) – call 03 7610612.
Please note this is not a paid review – this is one of the best Lebanese restaurants I’ve come across!